John Bechtel

John Bechtel and his wife, Donna, have served as C&MA missionaries for more than 40 years. Now retired, they live in West Palm Beach, Fla., but John still travels internationally to promote world missions. View his blog at

  • Just Plant a Seed

    September 2010

    Alliance Life

    It takes some skill to grow a beautiful tomato and make it tasteless. As C&MA missionaries in Hong Kong, the […]

  • Watch What You Drink

    February 2010

    Alliance Life

    I can remember only one time in my life when I desperately needed some water. I was 16 years old […]

  • Spare Change or Real Change

    August 2009

    Alliance Life

    Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name […]

  • Green Bananas

    January 2009

    Alliance Life

    “‘As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when […]

  • On the Air

    November 2008

    Alliance Life

    When I was the field chairman of the C&MA in Hong Kong, I received a telegram from Dr. Louis King, […]